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Letšeng to go underground by 2025

18 march 2016
Letšeng mine, which is 70 percent-owned by Gem Diamonds is set to go underground by 2025, a company official has revealed.
Gem Diamonds long-term planning engineer Alfred Madowe told a diamonds conference in Gaborone, Botswana that a conceptual study on the underground mine had been conducted.
“We are looking at going underground,” he said.
“In fact a conceptual study was done to establish when we will likely go underground. That will be around 2025 and we still have a lot of time.”
Gem Diamonds opened Botswana’s first underground mine in 2014.
Letšeng, with a resource of 5 million carats as of 2014, was said to be the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
“We have the highest dollar per carat diamonds in the world, Karowe guys don’t get twisted,” Madowe said in a jest.
Lucara’s Karowe mine in Botswana produced the world’s second largest diamond last year.
However, Letšeng yields only a small percentage of diamonds less than two millimeters.
Its annual production rose from 55 000 carats in 2006 to 108 569 in 2014, with a peak of 114 350 carats produced in 2012.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau from Gaborone, Botswana, Rough&Polished